Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
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Rosa Alvarez Velez

Graduate Student


Interests: Immigration; immigrant detention; social movements; social services and projects in Latin America

Maribel Bello Malagon

Graduate Student


Interests: Transnationalism and identity; migration; cultural studies; social intervention; theater; research methodologies

Joanna Beltran Giron

Graduate Student


Interests: Transnational gangs; psychosocial trauma; liberation psychology; gender violence; youth empowerment

Freddy Bernardino

Graduate Student, LAS/SW


Interests: Central America (specifically El Salvador); gender and sexuality in Latin America and the experience of queer Latinx people in the US; US imperialism in Latin America

Alvaro Cespedes Pesqueira

Graduate Student


Interests: Use of journalism for development and democracy in Latin America; fighting censorship in Mexico

Jesse Crandell

Graduate Student


Interests: Brazil; Cuba; religion and music of the African Diaspora; social and environmental justice movements; community activism through music and performance

Camille Garcia

Graduate Student


Interests: Cultural politics; participatory planning; gentrification in US Latinx communities; gentrification in Mexico City; international development; social justice; intersections among gender, race, sexuality, and social class in Mexican culture; indigenous studies; indigenous rights; US–Mexico relations; Mexico; Brazil

Dora Gonzalez

Graduate Student, LAS/SW


Interests: Forced migration from Central America; gang violence; government corruption; layered trauma; social work with Latina/os

Lynda Gonzalez

Graduate Student, LAS/Journalism


Interests: Latina/o education in the U.S.; border studies; photojournalism; immigration; Mexico; U.S.-Mexico relations; media representation; intersections between gender, race, sexuality, and social class; indentity formation; cultural studies

Sarah Henningsen

Graduate Student, LAS/SW


Interests: Forced migration from Central America; detention/deportation; Latin American diaspora; undocumented labor/workers; ethnography

Cesar Ivan Ibarra

Graduate Student, LAS/CRP


Interests: Gender studies; sexual and gender dissidence in Latin America; anti-institutionalism and popular subversion; education, popular education, and agrarian topics (land struggles); Mexican and Peruvian studies

Gabriela Kane

Graduate Student


Interests: Cultural democracy and politics; role of government policy and funding of the arts in Latin America

Jiyoung Kim

Graduate Student


Interests: Cultural studies; cultural politics; Latin American and Caribbean music and dance; identity formation; gender and sexuality; Latin American diaspora; Asian immigration to Latin America

Jorge Losoya

Graduate Student, LAS/CRP


Interests: Latin American planning and development; participatory planning; environmental and social justice; sustainability; environmental racism; globalization; urban movements

Anayeli Marcos-Flores

Graduate Student, LAS/SW


Interests: Immigration; mixed-status; children; trauma; social justice; reproductive rights; environmental justice; mental health; activism and social movements

Cassandra McCarthy

Graduate Student, LAS/SW


Interests: Social work with latinxs; immigration, social justice, indigenous, and campesinx movements in Central America; autonomy and collectivity building; anti-capitalism/anti-neoliberalism in Central America; border studies

Eric Nava-Perez

Graduate Student, LAS


Interests: Democracy in Latin America; economic history; GIS; immigration; labor and social movements; international political economy

Jesse Nazario

Graduate Student


Interests: Indigenous oral history; immigration; sustainable development; agricultural farming; biotechnology; GMOs

Jeniffer Perales Garcia

Graduate Student


Interests: Mexican Revolution; Mexican colonial period; immigration studies; border studies

Joshua Reason

Graduate Student


Interests: Queer Afro-Brazilians; historical and contemporary discourse on urban development in Latin America 

Ellen Waggoner Roeder

Graduate Student


Interests: Brazil; democracy in Brazil; urban violence in Brazil; Afro-Brazilian religions; Brazilian evangelical movement; religious violence; religion and politics in Brazil; epistemological decolonization; trans-Atlantic diasporic dialogues

Hizzeth Salinas

Graduate Student


Interests: Postcolonialism and neocolonialism; indigenous rights; GIS; agriculture and development; violence; social movements

Mary Stycos

Graduate Student


Interests: Social, economic, and cultural conditions around wellness gentrification and planning in Mexico City

Juan Tiney Chirix

Graduate Student, LAS/CRP


Interests: Indigenous studies in Guatemala; inequality; political economics; cooperativism and neoliberalism; DR-CAFTA; decolonization of planning

Ricardo Venegas

Graduate Student


Interests: Social change; post-development; decolonizing methodologies; sustainability; Indigenous rights; Latin American visual documentary

Sara Zavaleta

Graduate Student, LAS/SW


Interests: race; mental health; gender; sexuality; immigration; public health; social justice

  • Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

    University of Texas at Austin
    SRH 1.310
    2300 Red River Street D0800
    Austin, Texas 78712